This website is about the KOLK branch of my family tree. Jacob Kolk and Mary Schmidt Kolk settled in northern Madison County, Illinois, which is very near the border with Macoupin County, in the mid 1860s. On this site I will share research, photos, and stories about Jacob and Mary and their descendants. Look around and enjoy. And if you think you might be a cousin, please contact me!
- To read about my research and what I've learned, click on the 'Research Blog' tab above.
- To see charts and reports summarizing what I've learned, click on the 'Charts and Reports' tab above.
- To see Kolk family photos, click on the 'Family Photos' tab above.
- To learn about Madison County, click on the 'Madison County' tab above.
- To learn about other branches of my family tree, click on the 'Other Branches' tab above.
- To discuss my family and any ancestors we have in common, click on the 'Contact Me' button below.